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Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD

Portability
64
Imaging
33
Features
53
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS front
 
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Key Specs

Canon SX1 IS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-560mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 615g - 128 x 88 x 88mm
  • Introduced March 2009
FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Launched July 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix S2600HD
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Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Canon SX1 IS versus FujiFilm S2500HD, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Canon and FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the SX1 IS (10MP) and the S2500HD (12MP) is pretty close and both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX1 IS was unveiled 15 months before the S2500HD which makes them a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going straight to a full comparison, here is a brief summation of how the SX1 IS scores versus the S2500HD in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX1 IS over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 SX1 IS S2500HD 
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Canon SX1 IS

 S2500HD SX1 IS 
LaunchedJuly 2010March 2009Newer by 15 months
Screen dimensions3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon SX1 IS and FujiFilm S2500HD

 SX1 IS S2500HD 
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera, you have to think about its weight and size. The Canon SX1 IS has outside dimensions of 128mm x 88mm x 88mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 3.5") with a weight of 615 grams (1.36 lbs) and the FujiFilm S2500HD has specifications of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs).

Analyze the Canon SX1 IS versus FujiFilm S2500HD in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you select at that moment. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the SX1 IS versus the S2500HD.

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the SX1 IS and S2500HD is 64 and 78 respectively.

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD top view buttons comparison

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to visualize the difference in sensor dimensions just by viewing a spec sheet. The picture here will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the SX1 IS and S2500HD.

As you can see, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You can expect the FujiFilm S2500HD to result in more detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution will let you crop shots more aggressively. The more aged SX1 IS will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD sensor size comparison

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX1 IS as a Portrait photography camera
FujiFilm S2500HD as a Portrait photography camera
46
you can focus manually
great flash sync speed (1/500 seconds)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
low MP (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
21
no manual focus
external flash not possible
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Street photography factors
FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography factors
56
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor is small (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (615g)
49
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Sports photography info
FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography info
33
amazing zoom range (28-560mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (4.0 frames/s)
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
34
amazing zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Travel photography features
FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography features
52
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
quite wide (28mm)
great reach (560mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (615 grams)
low MP (10MP)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
55
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
very long zoom (504mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Landscape photography info
FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography info
44
you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (2.8")
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low MP (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
missing Time Lapse function
36
rather wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX1 IS as a Vlogging camera
FujiFilm S2500HD as a Vlogging camera
57
quite wide (28mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
missing external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (615 grams)
25
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone socket
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Canon SX1 IS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX1 IS and FujiFilm S2500HD
 Canon PowerShot SX1 ISFujiFilm FinePix S2500HD
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SX1 IS FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD
Alternate name - FinePix S2600HD
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-03-27 2010-07-06
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO - 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-560mm (20.0x) 28-504mm (18.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.7 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focus range 0cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.8 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 99 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/3200 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.20 m 4.40 m
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/500 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 615g (1.36 lb) 337g (0.74 lb)
Physical dimensions 128 x 88 x 88mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 3.5") 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec or custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/MMC card SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $600 $200